Get to know your electric sewing machine (09C202CL/22)

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Course details

You can use a modern electric sewing machine to create all sorts of incredible garments and furnishings, with beautiful embellishments and decorative stitches. But before you can learn all that it’s vital to start at the beginning, with the very basics.

That’s why we’ve created this FREE short course to get you started. It’s perfect if you’d like to try one of our more advanced sewing courses but have no experience – or if you have a machine at home that’s gathering dust because you don’t know what to do with it.

You’ll learn what all the different parts of a sewing machine are for, and what you need to do with them – like threading the needle, filling the bobbin and adjusting tension.

We can’t promise you’ll be sewing like a pro by the end of the session – but you’ll have a great knowledge foundation to build on.

What do I need to join the course?

This course is aimed at absolute beginners.

What do I need to provide for the first session?

You don’t need to bring anything - we will supply all resources.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught and supported by an experienced and enthusiastic tutor and take part in a range of activities including demonstrations, group and individual work

What will I learn?

You will learn how to:

  • Thread the machine
  • Fill the bobbin
  • Change needles
  • Change feet
  • Clean your machine correctly and carry out basic maintenance
  • How to adjust the tension
  • How to select stitches
  • How to sew corners, straight and curves

What could I do next?

You may wish to develop your sewing skills further by attending our dressmaking, soft furnishings or interior design courses or you may like to consider some of our other Adult Learning courses such as our Art sessions, pottery, creative writing, interior design, photography or computer skills, English, maths and employability.

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.

Venue Details

Adult Learning Cottingham
Adult Learning Centre, Hallgate, Cottingham
HU16 4DD

01482 842329